Crossword clues for province
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Province \Prov"ince\, n. [F., fr. L. provincia; prob. fr. pro before, for + the root of vincere to conquer. See Victor.]
(Roman Hist.) A country or region, more or less remote from the city of Rome, brought under the Roman government; a conquered country beyond the limits of Italy.
--Wyclif (Acts xiii. 34). Milton.
A country or region dependent on a distant authority; a portion of an empire or state, esp. one remote from the capital. ``Kingdoms and provinces.''
A region of country; a tract; a district.
Over many a tract of heaven they marched, and many a province wide.
Other provinces of the intellectual world.
A region under the supervision or direction of any special person; the district or division of a country, especially an ecclesiastical division, over which one has jurisdiction; as, the province of Canterbury, or that in which the archbishop of Canterbury exercises ecclesiastical authority.
The proper or appropriate business or duty of a person or body; office; charge; jurisdiction; sphere.
The woman'sprovince is to be careful in her economy, and chaste in her affection.
Specif.: Any political division of the Dominion of Canada, having a governor, a local legislature, and representation in the Dominion parliament. Hence, colloquially, The Provinces, the Dominion of Canada.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c., "country, territory, region," from Old French province "province, part of a country; administrative region for friars" (13c.) and directly from Latin provincia "territory outside Italy under Roman domination," also "a public office; public duty," of uncertain origin, usually explained as pro- "before" + vincere "to conquer" (see victor); but this does not suit the earliest Latin usages. Meaning "one's particular business or expertise" is from 1620s.
n. 1 A subdivision of government usually one step below the national level; (context Canada English) one of ten of Canada's federated entities, recognized by the Constitution and having a separate representative of the Sovereign (compare territory). 2 A territorial area within a country. 3 A jurisdiction; a (literal or figurative) area of authority. n. (context British English) Northern Ireland
A province is almost always an administrative division, within a country or state. The term derives from the ancient Roman provincia, which was the major territorial and administrative unit of the Roman Empire's territorial possessions outside Italy. The term is now used in many countries.
In many countries with no actual provinces, "the provinces" or "the province" means outside the capital city.
"Province" is the second single from TV on the Radio's album Return to Cookie Mountain. The song features David Bowie on backing vocals.
A province is a form of subnational entity.
Province may also refer to:
- a Roman province, or provincia, an administrative unit in the Roman empire
- Ecclesiastical province, a large jurisdiction of religious government
- Geologic province, a spatial entity with common geologic or geomorphic attributes
- Physiographic province, a geographic region with a characteristic geomorphology
- "Province" (song), a song by TV on the Radio from their 2006 album Return to Cookie Mountain
- The Vancouver Province, commonly referred to as The Province, a newspaper published in Vancouver
- Prowincja, a division of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
Usage examples of "province".
They were reported to be aggressively engaged in guerilla warfare against the enemy in the provinces of Shantung, Hopei, Shansi and north Kiangsu, although direct evidence was lacking because no foreigner accredited to Chungking was allowed to visit the area north of the quarantine line.
Gu suggested that each Lodge should affiliate with the branch of the province in which it was located.
The arms, horses, and camels, with an immense treasure of gold, silver, silk, and precious stones, were all delivered to the conqueror, who, leaving only a garrison of six hundred archers, returned to Emesa, and employed some time in the distribution of rewards and punishments at the end of so memorable a war, which restored to the obedience of Rome those provinces that had renounced their allegiance since the captivity of Valerian.
The court and the people were astonished by the strange intelligence, that a virtuous hero, after so many favors, and so many services, had renounced his allegiance, and invited the Barbarians to destroy the province intrusted to his command.
And in the same manner the German auxiliaries, invited into France during the civil wars of the sixteenth century, were allured by the promise of plenteous quarters in the provinces of Champaigne and Burgundy.
But when the military order had levelled, in wild anarchy, the power of the prince, the laws of the senate, and even the discipline of the camp, the barbarians of the North and of the East, who had long hovered on the frontier, boldly attacked the provinces of a declining monarchy.
SCHOOLS OF VERONA AND VICENZA: Artistically Verona belonged with the Venetian provinces, because it was largely an echo of Venice except at the very start.
He encouraged the arts, reformed the laws, asserted military discipline, and visited all his provinces in person.
He declared his resolution of asserting the justice of their cause, and of securing the peace of the provinces by the extirpation, or at least the banishment, of the Limigantes, whose manners were still infected with the vices of their servile origin.
The inhabitants, instead of deserting their houses, or hiding their corn, supplied the Romans with a fair and liberal market: the civil officers of the province continued to exercise their functions in the name of Justinian: and the clergy, from motives of conscience and interest, assiduously labored to promote the cause of a Catholic emperor.
In which case, he decided, the ambushers had to be from Arnoon Province.
Of this vast territory, which is composed of three provinces, Benguela, Congo, and Angola, there was but little known then except the coast.
The young novice knew only too well that he was in Africa, and very probably in the fatal province of Angola, more than a hundred miles from the coast.
A quick trip to the library confirmed what Paul had immediately suspected-there was no town of Astragal in Indiana, nor in any other state, province, or country in the world.
In 1773 the Pugachev Rebellion found him on leave of absence in Kazan, where he attracted the attention of persons in power by writing for the nobility of the province an address with expressions of loyalty to the Empress.